Sunderland Ladies

  • New signings Lucy Staniforth and Kylla Sjoman hold up their new shirts with Sunderland Ladies head coach Carlton Fairweather.

    Sunderland swoop for Staniforth and Sjoman

    January 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Sunderland Ladies have made their first foray into the transfer market with the captures of Lucy Staniforth and Kylla Sjoman. With the FA WSL season only two months away, Carlton Fairweather has added the duo to his squad as he looks to build on last season’s fourth placed finish. Both […]

  • Midfielder McFadden departs Sunderland

    Midfielder McFadden departs Sunderland

    January 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland Ladies midfielder Sarah McFadden has left the club to sign for FA WSL 2 side Durham Women. The Northern Irish international, who was primarily used as a midfielder during her time at the Lady Black Cats, made 14 appearances last season as Sunderland finished fourth in FA WSL 1. […]

  • Sunderland Ladies captain Steph Bannon. Picture Credit: Lisa Goulet

    Trio commit to Sunderland Ladies

    January 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Sunderland Ladies have received a boost ahead of the 2016 FA WSL season with the news that defenders Steph Bannon and Victoria Williams have signed new deals, while Rachel Furness has taken up the option of going full-time. Captain Bannon, who has been in a mainstay in the successful Sunderland side of recent […]

  • Sunderland head coach Carlton Fairweather talks to captain Stephanie Bannon. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Sunderland Ladies coach Fairweather relieved to be back in training

    January 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Sunderland Ladies Head Coach Carlton Fairweather has admitted he is delighted to see his side back in training ahead of the 2016 season. After the Lady Black Cats finished their debut FA WSL 1 season in fourth place, the former Crazy Gang member is keen to see his side build […]

  • Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead receives her award from SportsByte Editor Ryan Kennedy

    Sports stars and reporters honoured at SportsByte Awards

    December 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Sunderland AFC Ladies striker Beth Mead and SportsByte reporter Joe Pennington scooped the main awards at the SportsByte Awards last night. Mead was named Sports Person of the Year for a second successive year after a season which saw her top the FA Women’s Super League 1 scoring charts with […]

  • Furness leaps highest to head home. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Sunderland Ladies’ Furness targeting top four

    December 9, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Sunderland Ladies midfielder Rachel Furness admits her side will be targeting the top four once again after last season’s impressive FA WSL 1 debut. Furness, who spoke of her honour at making her 50th appearance for Northern Ireland last week, expects competition to be fierce in the top flight but […]

  • Beth Mead heads Sunderland in front against Liverpool earlier this season. Picture credit:

    Sunderland sweep up at FA Women’s awards

    December 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Sunderland Ladies have topped off a historic year for the club by winning four awards at the annual FA Women’s Awards at Wembley Stadium. The Lady Black Cats finished fourth in their inaugural FA WSL 1 campaign after being tipped for relegation, and these awards will no doubt round-off a […]

  • Ex-Sunderland Footballer Up For Sports Personality

    Ex-Sunderland Footballer Up For Sports Personality

    December 6, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Former Sunderland Ladies footballer Lucy Bronze has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The defender, now of Manchester City, becomes the first female footballer to be put up for the award after she impressed at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. She now joins 11 […]

  • Beth Mead in action against Doncaster. Picture credit:

    Mead wins Football Writers’ Award

    December 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead has been announced as the North East Football Writers’ Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old, who was given the award after an impressive season which saw her bag 12 goals in her debut FA WSL 1 season before earning a first England senior call-up in October. […]

  • Rachel Furness opens the scoring for Sunderland. Picture Credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Furness earns 50th cap on mixed night for Northern Ireland midfielder

    November 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Sunderland Ladies midfielder Rachel Furness made her 50th appearance for the Northern Ireland national side on Friday. But it was likely an evening to forget for Furness as, despite scoring, she saw her side succumb to an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Switzerland. The midfielder was born in Sunderland but […]